'Digital motherhood': how does technology support new mothers

Lorna Gibson, Vicki L. Hanson

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    Abstract

    New mothers can experience social exclusion, particularly during the early weeks when infants are solely dependent on their mothers. We used ethnographic methods to investigate whether technology plays a role in supporting new mothers. Our research identified two core themes: (1) the need to improve confidence as a mother; and (2) the need to be more than \'18just' a mother. We reflect on these findings both in terms of those interested in designing applications and services for motherhood and also the wider CHI community.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationCHI '13
    Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
    Place of PublicationNew York
    PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
    Pages313-322
    Number of pages10
    ISBN (Print)9781450318990
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2013
    EventCHI 2013 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Paris, France
    Duration: 27 Apr 20132 May 2013
    http://chi2013.acm.org/

    Conference

    ConferenceCHI 2013 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
    Abbreviated titleCHI 2013
    CountryFrance
    CityParis
    Period27/04/132/05/13
    Internet address

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